LawDragon Selects Top 500 Lawyers

LawDragon has released the results of its increasingly popular survey of the top lawyers in America. I was fortunate to again make the list this year.

The Top 500 Lawyers again includes many familiar names such as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder despite the fact that many now consider him the very antithesis of the rule of law in his support of the Obama kill list, the blocking of investigations of torture, and other policies. Also included are the current members of the United States Supreme Court but not former members like Sandra Day O’Connor or John Paul Stevens. This year also includes other academics such as Harvard Law Professor Vicki Jackson who was appointed to argue in the Windsor case on same-sex marriage. Also included is Washington University Law Professor Brian Tamanaha who wrote last year on the law school crisis as well as Richard Revesz of NYU Law School.

Thanks again to LawDragon and congratulations to everyone who made the list this year.

38 thoughts on “LawDragon Selects Top 500 Lawyers”

  1. Well Nicko, Ronald Reagan was fooled too! I might regard your observations with some credibility, if I did not suspect your observations were aligned with the same malcontents, that question the President’s morals and ethics. If I were to select someone’s normative advice, I’m afraid I would rather follow Eric Holder’s, not Spinelli spin! Thanks anyway! Cheers….

  2. I don’t question Holder’s intelligence, I question his morals and ethics, and so should you!

  3. Dear nick, Eric Holder was born in the U.S. His father was from Barbados and he was a real estate broker.

    He grew up in East Elmhurst, Queens. In the fourth grade he was selected to participate in an intellectually gifted student program. Graduated from Styvesant HS in Manhattan. He went to Columbia. Earned his JD from Columbia. Was appointed by Ronald Reagan to the Superior Court of DC in 1988. And boy did he make use of that affirmative action. You are a little confused between Holder and Clarence Thomas who was an affirmative action candidate. Cheers!

  4. Congratulations Professor. I think that your value to the profession, to your clients, and to the national dialogue are far greater than they can capture in three lines. Furthermore, if relative value to people and society were a measure, I think you would be among a smaller group of lawyers deserving recognition.

  5. Congratulations! It is too bad that they did not run your picture with your family, but I guess that you had to pay for that. You are definitely the most entertaining and enjoyable lawyer of the bunch. You keep this up, and the lawyer jokes will seem passé, and lawyers will get a good reputation.

  6. Well deserved, but not at all surprised. Pretty good company, I must say. Congratulations.

  7. Holder was probably an affirmative action selection. There is a quota for morally depraved, it makes the truly good ones look even better.

  8. Congrats, Mr. Turley. You’re the type attorney I would hire. There isn’t even 50 on my list, and I know many.

  9. Congrats? I’m not so sure I’d be on the same list that holds Eric Holder in such high regard.
    But I do highly regard your thoughts on Constitutional Law.

  10. Congratulation to you sir….

    Now where dies Yoo… Bebee …. Gonzales et al….fit in….

  11. Congrats, JT! There should also be a list for the dubious lawyer, but I guess whoever developed that list would be sued…..

    Eric Holder may not be Ed Meese, but he strays far to close to that path….

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